A couple of close calls

Submitted: Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:21
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Done another 'there and back' to the Gold Coast. 2 days there, two days business, 2.5 days back. 4070km. I really wouldn't like to be a truckie driving endless kilometres on a daily basis. Really getting past my prime for these 1000km days

Close call 1:

Driving the twisty road over the range between Woodenbong(NSW) and Beaudesert(Qld). Doing about 30kmh, it's overcast and the sun is just about down. Come around the corner on the right side of the road and just see the grille of a Kenworth looming at me. Can still see the guard brushes sweeping past my window!. The drivier had cut the previous corner and was on his way back to the other side of the road. We missed each other by what seemed like millimetres and that was the important part...lol

Close call 2:
Had changed the oil on the XTrail at home before the trip and as the old brass sump seal had been letting drip some oil out I decided to use one of me mate Muzbry's, U-beaut fabric washers. Threw the old one in the glovebox and away we went. Done a tad over 2000 km and saw the drip appear again. Kept an eye on it though. Pulled up back at the motel after buzzing down the Freeway and saw the oil pizzing out of the sump. The drain plug was on its last thread and ready to fall out. A quick swap over using the old seal again and lots of oil mess on the motel driveway (luckily it is bitumen) and I saved the day...Whew!!! that was close. What if??? Yes...well.......Maybe I am just lucky!!!

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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:29

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:29
Willem

sounds like the Xtrail nearly dropped its Ntrails.

Bob
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:34

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:34
Hahahahahahaha
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:32

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:32
Wondered if you were still kicking? ..loll,......Did you take the plug right out?/ then put the other seal on???., one finger in the sump plug hole the other trying to pull one washer off & put another one on the plug ....LOL.


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:35

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:35
Something like that. Plenty hot oil everywhere!!! :-)
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:33

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:33
Hi Willem

Glad to hear you and the better half got back safely, thought we could sense a bit of quality around the place up here on the Gold Coast recently lol lol.

Cheers
Daza
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:37

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:37
Yerrrrrr....lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:40

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:40
Daza

let me get this right.........you mean to tell me that there is no quality there at all any other time?

hhmmmmmm...........:-P
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:48

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:48
We have plenty of quality up here, but it's extra special when Royalty graces the region, I expect we would do the same in SA lol lol.
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Reply By: Member - Poppy (QLD) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:34

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:34
Willem
Wonder how the XTrail would look with a "KW" badge embedded into the grille, mate that was way too close for comfort.
Any grey hairs left?
Cheers Ray
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:37

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 19:37
LOL None on top but plenty more grey ones in the beard!!
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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 21:46

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 21:46
Boy what are you doing

Running Drugs... LOL

Two times luckie
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 17:26

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 17:26
Yeah mate, I am out of them now, so could you please send another shipment?
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 21:19

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 21:19
Just call in, you can pick them up when you are over here...
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Reply By: Dunco (NSW) - Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 23:13

Monday, Apr 27, 2009 at 23:13
Don't worry about all the oil you dropped on the highway :-)

Maybe that is why the Kenworth was on the wrong side of the road ?

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:50

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:50
Maybe the Kenworth was hoping it was you comming the other way.

I take it you have never had a mechanical breakdown whilst on the road??


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Follow Up By: Dunco (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:14

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:14
That was nasty and very unAustralian Sir kev....wanting me to crash and possibly die mate ???

Didn't you see the smiley face ??? Tosser
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:19

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 10:19
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 13:30

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 13:30
....some one needs to HTFU!!!
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 17:23

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 17:23
LOL a dose of laxettes might calm both of them down :)))

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Reply By: Member - Bushpig - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:43

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:43
Hi
Get one of these!

Cheers Jack
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:52

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 09:52
Thanks Jack

Good idea. Have known they were around but never got that far as to buy one (or two)


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Reply By: Moose - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 13:24

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 13:24
G'day Willem - re close call 1.
I hope you meant to say "correct side" because if you were on the right side of the road then you were on the wrong side because you should have been on the left side :-) Gee I amuse myself sometimes!
Cheers from the Moose
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 17:25

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 17:25
Moose

Right = Correct

Right-hand = Wrong


Yerrrr..you are easy to amuse...LOL


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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 13:53

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 13:53
I thought it was "3" mate, Didnt Mr and Mrs Pesty threaten to call for a cuppa on Sundee arvo !!! LOL
As it was our wedding anniversery, and we actually remembered, we had lunch at one of your pubs, and then called to see Mr Micheal in the next village.

Cheers Pesty
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 17:32

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 17:32
You said it, Mr Pesty!!

I do hope that Mr Michael prevailed the courtesies of small town hospitality upon you. He is very good at that!

Now doubt Mr Michael regaled you on his efforts of making a sows ear into a silk purse(Truupy)....hahahahahaha


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Follow Up By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 21:33

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2009 at 21:33
"No doubt Mr Michael regaled you on his efforts of making a sows ear into a silk purse"

Nup, after checking out all the gear in Mr Pestys wagon....bread maker, twin inverters, movin' maps with gps mouse (mounted on a magnificent pedestal) etc etc etc........I was too shy to say anything..lol lol

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Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 08:25

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 08:25
You can make a silk purse even better Willem, especially if it is more than likely to be used to rescue " others" over the coming months !!! LOL

Would hardly call bread baking on the run a 4 wd accessory Micheal, BUT then is it ?
Will have to have a Sunday drive before you take the silk purse scrub and view all the new fruit !

Cheers Pesty
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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 01:54

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 01:54
"Close call 1: ....
Come around the corner on the right side of the road... "

Interesting - think I've spotted the problem - what side of the road do you guys in the east normally drive on?

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 07:41

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 at 07:41
The trouble is, Greg, that those living in the west have by nature a poor concept or undersdtanding of Australian English (no wonder they have thought to secede from the Commonwealth at times), hence the misreading of various posts in forums.

Here is a Copy and Paste from this thread for your enlightenment.

> Moose replied:
G'day Willem - re close call 1.
I hope you meant to say "correct side" because if you were on the right side of the road then you were on the wrong side because you should have been on the left side :-) Gee I amuse myself sometimes!
Cheers from the Moose

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Willem posted:
Moose

Right = Correct

Right-hand = Wrong <


:-)))))



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